April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time for us to raise awareness and commit to action to prevent sexual assault and violence in our campus community. Sexual violence is a public health issue that requires community prevention and response.  We are grateful to the numerous campus partners who've collaborated to develop this year's slate of SAAM Programs. 

Our calendar will be updated as more are finalized, so do check back throughout the month.

SAAM Program Calendar 2021

 

The Mask You Live In - Film Screening & Discussion

  • Tuesday, April 6th; 4-7pm
  • Join us for a screening of The Mask You Live In: a documentary on masculinity and boyhood in America on Tuesday, April 6th at 4pm! After the screening, you’ll be able to participate in a discussion with our facilitators on masculinity, boyhood/manhood, and strategies for combating harmful expectations of boys and men in our society.
  • Coordinated by: Masculinity Explorations at the Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center

 

Healthy Relationships

  • Tuesday, April 13th; 7pm
  • This workshop, hosted by Hannah McCue, a member of our Panhellenic community, is designed to educate young sorority women on the fundamentals of healthy relationships. This includes mutual respect and trust while also pointing out unhealthy relationship signs such as power and control. We encourage all young sorority women to come and learn about the early signs of unhealthy relationships and the resources provided to them. TW: self-harm, abusive relationships

 

Paths to Healing: Sexual Assault Care Work in Marginalized Communities

  • Thursday, April 15th; 5:30-7pm
  • The Native American Longhouse Eena Haws and El Centro invite you to join us for a conversation with Kim Guerra, poet and owner of Brown Badass Bonita, Sage Trudell, Lakota activist and Missing & Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) advocate, and Sahana Prasad, Interpersonal Violence Services Coordinator at OSU CAPS, as they discuss providing care to BIPOC survivors of interpersonal violence with a focus on paths to healing, as well as connections to the MMIW crisis. A confidential advocate from Survivor Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) or Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) will be available to speak or chat with anyone privately who may need support.
  • Registration Link
  • Coordinated by Centro Cultural César Chávez and Native American Longhouse Eena Haws

 

Sexual Health & Violence Prevention Trivia Night

 

Show Me Your Colors: Sexual Violence & Its Impacts On LGBTQ+ Men

  • Thursday, April 22nd; 6pm
  • This event will focus on the lived experiences of men and men-adjacent people who are LGBTQ+ and survivors of sexual assault. We will be discussing the impacts of sexual violence on men and men-adjacent folks, as well as the sexualization of people across the LGBTQ+ spectrum. This discussion is open to everyone.
  • Event Registration
  • Coordinated by: Masculinity Explorations at the Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center

 

Greeks Take Back The Night Virtual Event

  • Monday, April 26th; 4pm
  • Virtual Walk: April 26th - 30th
  • We invite members of our Greek community to the Take Back the Night (TBTN) Event, created to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all other forms of sexual violence. We will be hosting a virtual TBTN event, sharing survivors’ stories, resources, support, awareness, and education around sexual assault. After this event, there will be a virtual TBTN walk over the week, walking to end sexual assault. 
  • Please contact [email protected] for the zoom link and more information! 
  • Facebook Event Page
  • Coordinated by: Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council for Greek members

 

Denim Day Craft Night

  • Tuesday, April 27th; 6-7pm
  • Join us for a night of crafting in preparation for Denim Day 2021. We will be providing 50 crafting kits to students who are interested/able to pick up their kits in Corvallis. Kits will include various materials to decorate your jeans. Kit materials may include: Fabric paint pens, jean swatches to make patches, various fabric, iron-ons etc. Note: Materials are still being finalized and will need to provide your own pair of jeans to decorate. Learn more about Denim Day here.
  • Kit Sign-up: https://beav.es/og7
  • Event Link: https://beav.es/oLR; Password: DENIM
  • Coordinated by: OSU Program CouncilCraft Center and Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center

 

Greek Denim Day

  • Wednesday, April 28th
  • To honor Denim Day, we are encouraging our Greek members to wear jeans to work or school and start discussions about the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. Join us Wednesday, April 28th, in wearing denim to spread awareness and education around sexual violence. Use the hashtags #DenimDay and #OSUWearsDenim on social media to show your support!You can also spread awareness on social media with hashtags #OSUWearsDenim and #DenimDay
  • Coordinated by: Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council for Greek members

 

SAAM Panel

  • Wednesday, April 28th; 6-7:30pm
  • For Sexual Assault Awareness Month the OSU Program Council and the Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center have organized a panel of speakers to discuss sexual violence, including its many forms, its prevalence on college campuses, what resources are available to those who experience it, work that is being done to combat it and the ways in which we can all work to prevent it. Panelists will also be answering questions from the audience.
  • Event Link - https://beav.es/ouS
  • Coordinated by: OSU Program Council, and Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center

 

White Ribbon Campaign

  • Friday, April 30th
  • The White Ribbon Campaign invites you to take a pledge against all forms of gender-based violence and discrimination.  White ribbons will be dropped off at PHC and IFC chapter houses and members who take the pledge are encouraged to wear them April 30th.
  • Coordinated by: Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council for Greek members

 

Healing Resource Guide for and by BIPOC Survivors/Encuesta de Guía curativos para sobrevivientes de color

  • All Month
  • Staff at the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws and el Centro Cultural César Chávez are creating a healing resource guide for and by survivors of sexual/interpersonal violence who are also Black, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, Latinx, Asian, or people of color broadly. They invite survivors to contribute any resources they've used throughout their healing process, whether that be art, music, podcasts, quotes, etc., including any art or music they've created. Additionally, survivors can share any wisdom, words, etc. they would like other survivors to receive as well.
  • Submit contributions here
  • Coordinated by Centro Cultural César Chávez and Native American Longhouse Eena Haws